Regus to open new centre in Rwanda

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Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, is opening its first business centre in Rwanda, to keep pace with rising demand for flexible workspaces in East Africa.

Regus has seen a 47 percent surge in demand for its services in the region and 40 percent year-on-year growth in enquiries across the continent.

Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios.

It offers work-ready Offices, Meeting Rooms and a Business Lounge where mobile workers can drop in to meet people, send emails, make calls or print documents.

With the latest launch in Rwanda, Regus now has locations in seven countries in East Africa, including: Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Mauritius and Madagascar, and a global presence in 97 countries.

According to Mark Dixon, CEO of Regus, they are launching a new centre in Rwanda to provide businesses with smarter, flexible ways to grow and explore the opportunities created by economic growth in East Africa.

“We help people to work at upfront cost, without committing themselves to long-term premises. These advantages have fuelled demand for our services across Africa and especially East Africa where we intend to double the size of our network by 2014.”

The growth of the Regus network is helping more and more companies to open up new revenue streams in Africa’s emerging and frontier markets, without the high upfront costs of taking on long-term space abroad.

These markets offer huge opportunities to businesses in all sectors, with The Economist predicting that seven of the world’s top ten fastest-growing economies in 2011-15 will be in Africa, including Rwanda.

At the same time the International Monetary Fund predicts Rwanda’s GDP will reach 7 percent in 2013. Business centres like Regus’ new location in Kigali offer companies of all sizes and in all sectors a low-cost, flexible base to explore these high growth markets – to network, find partners or suppliers and recruit staff.



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Mr. Sina is the Managing Partner & Chief Editor of RwandaEye. After completing his post-graduation from the Faculty of Economics and Management, National University of Rwanda,he worked in various consulting capacities for equity and business firms in Kigali. A shrewd strategist, he is an Economic Pundit, entrepreneur and Investment Banker.

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